An astronaut's guide to accomplishing your mission
- In any mission, whether to collect soil samples from Mars or to network effectively at a conference, there are "mission critical" actions and systems, and more peripheral ones.
- To achieve "mission success", it's a good idea to make contingency plans in case any of these critical pieces fails. On a NASA mission, this might mean building as many as three backup systems for the crew's oxygen supply.
- In a business context, it means posing a series of "what ifs" and then planning responses to each.
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